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View Poll Results: Jackson VS. Birmingham VS. Atlanta VS New Orleans
Jackson 4 6.25%
Birmingham 8 12.50%
Atlanta 41 64.06%
New Orleans 11 17.19%
Voters: 64. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-12-2012, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Jackson,MS
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I started this thread to see how my Hometown of Jackson,MS compares with three other deep south metros.

Criteria:

CSA Population:

MSA Population:

Quality of Life:

Education

Weather:

Location:

Crime:

History:

Hospitality:

Downtown:

Amenities:

Transportation: (i.e. street grid, freeways, highways, bus systems, rail)

Last edited by JMT; 06-12-2012 at 10:15 AM.. Reason: Comparing skylines is not allowed.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Denver
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It loses every category. Sorry but it's easier to say it like that. Compare it to metros like Baton Rouge, Little Rock, and Mobile.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I think you are setting this up for bad results.

As annie-himself said, Jackson should not be compared with those cities. It is just a different category, like a welter-weight going against a heavy-weight. Nothing against Jackson, it is just a much smaller city/metro. The entire Jackson metro area is under 600,000 people. Atlanta is over 5 million. I agree it should be compared to places like Little Rock (maybe also Greenville, Augusta, Chattanooga, etc).
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Jackson,MS
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Well, thks for the info guys.
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:41 AM
 
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Is this a joke???
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:44 AM
 
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CSA Population:

MSA Population:

Quality of Life: Atlanta

Education: Atlanta

Weather: Atlanta

Location: Atlanta ( closer to Florida, Charlotte, Raleigh).

Crime: New Orleans

History: New Orleans Hands down. Its had history for 300 yrs while Atlanta history pretty much started during the reconstruction. Birmingham might even be better than Atlanta in History

Hospitality: New Orleans, seems Atlanta has a "I really dont care about you unless i have something to gain" kind of mentality

Downtown: Atlanta. New Orleans might have historical architecture but in terms of ease of moving, fun and safety Atlanta wins this round

Amenities: Atlanta. Its a large city so there would be more opportunities

Transportation: (i.e. street grid, freeways, highways, bus systems, rail): Atlanta. Larger metro rail, Bus, Large Airport.

I agree with the other responders that Jackson shouldn't be compared to these major cities. Compare it to Little Rock, Shreveport, Savannah and Charleston/ That would be a good poll
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:45 AM
 
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CSA Population: Atlanta
MSA Population: Atlanta

New Orleans doesnt even come close to Atlanta's 5 million
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:02 AM
 
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Sorry, I can't vote for Atlanta. I really tried to like it, but people are just rude. Been several times and always want to get home ASAP. I understand that people love it, but I am just not one of them. I think its got great press though-- people who have never been there have heard good things.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:22 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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History: New Orleans Hands down. Its had history for 300 yrs while Atlanta history pretty much started during the reconstruction. Birmingham might even be better than Atlanta in History

Hospitality: New Orleans, seems Atlanta has a "I really dont care about you unless i have something to gain" kind of mentality
It was actually Birmingham whose history began during Reconstruction (1871). Atlanta was founded in 1837, New Orleans in 1718.

With regard to Atlanta hospitality, I lived in the city for many years (still keep a place there) and never found that to be the case.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:22 PM
 
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This is totally laughable, you are comparing a Gamma world city to what????
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